false goat’s beard ‘Delft Lace’
Astilbe is a genus of around 20 species of clump-forming, perennials native to eastern Asia and easter North America.
Plants are characterized by graceful, fern-like foliage of mostle basal compound leaves and sharply-toothed leaflets. Tiny flowers are densely packed on erect, plume-like flower panicles which rise above the foliage on upright stems. A. ‘Delft Lace‘ is a hybrid cultivar characterized by dark green-blue foliage with red accents and panicles of deep pink, fragrant flowers held aloft on tall, red stems.
|Astilbe ‘Delft Lace’
|false goat’s beard ‘Delft Lace’
|4 thru 9
|part shade to full shade
|Season(s) of interest
|spring, summer, fall, winter
|Height and Spread
|2-3ft x 1-2ft (60-90cm x 30.5-60cm)
|Attracts Pollinators, Rarely Browsed by Mammalian Herbivores
|Needs rich, consistently moist soil; intolerant of drought
|Location in Lurie Garden
|North Dark Plate,
Southeast Dark Plate